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GUI is distorted with Hardware acceleration enabled.

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The Upper Gui is all distorted and flickers when HW acceleration is enabled. But everything is fine when its disabled.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

After I updated to Windows 8 developer preview

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.0 r1
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_27 for Mozilla browsers
  • Unity Player 3.4.1f5
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision Streaming plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • NVIDIA 3D Vision plugin for Mozilla browsers
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • Picasa plugin

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
7.0.1
User Agent
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Enabled Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
1.3.10
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Evernote Web Clipper
5.0.0.177572
true
{E0B8C461-F8FB-49b4-8373-FE32E9252800}
Fasterfox Lite
3.9.1Lite
true
FasterFox_Lite@BigRedBrent
Greasefire
1.0.6
true
greasefire@skrul.com
IDM CC
7.3.8
true
mozilla_cc@internetdownloadmanager.com
Inveni Toolbar
1.0.5
true
movies@openpref.com
LastPass
1.74.0
true
support@lastpass.com
Readability
1.11
true
readability@readability.com
Reddit Mutilator
0.2.2
true
{a00b4d87-e032-49c0-ba21-abbe079b51ae}
Scriptish
0.1.5
true
scriptish@erikvold.com
Shareaholic
3.0.1
true
firefox-extension@shareaholic.com
StumbleUpon
3.97
true
{AE93811A-5C9A-4d34-8462-F7B864FC4696}
Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon
0.2.9
false
adblockpopups@jessehakanen.net
Modified Preferences
Name
Value
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID
20110928134238
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:7.0.1
extensions.lastAppVersion
7.0.1
gfx.direct2d.disabled
true
layers.acceleration.disabled
true
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.dnsCacheEntries
512
network.dnsCacheExpiration
3600
network.prefetch-next
false
places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages
64104
privacy.donottrackheader.enabled
true
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false
Graphics
Adapter Description
NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Vendor ID
10de
Device ID
0401
Adapter RAM
512
Adapter Drivers
nvd3dum nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
Driver Version
8.17.12.8516
Direct2D Enabled
false
DirectWrite Enabled
false (6.2.8102.0)
ClearType Parameters
Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: RGB ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 400
WebGL Renderer
Google Inc. -- ANGLE -- OpenGL ES 2.0 (ANGLE 0.0.0.686)
GPU Accelerated Windows
0/1

cor-el
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  • Tools > Options > Advanced > General > Browsing: "Use hardware acceleration when available"

If disabling hardware acceleration works then check if there is an update available for your graphics display driver, otherwise you need to keep hardware acceleration disabled.